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Ouch! Diabetic Nerve Pain?

What is diabetic neuropathy, also known as diabetic nerve pain? It is pain, numbness, tingling, burning, or itching, typically affecting toes, feet or legs. According to the American Diabetes Association, it means your nerves being damaged by prolonged, excessively high blood sugar. Thus, this is often a symptom that occurs in people who have suffered from diabetes for a period of […]

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Hidden Carbs in Summer BBQ Favorites

Summer parties and cook outs can be a great time to enjoy low-carb meals with fresh veggie and lean protein. But, beware of these 5 hidden carbohydrates in summer favorites! An obvious offender is hotdog and hamburger buns. We try to pass on the buns hun, and instead go bananas with our toppings- piling on […]

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How to Talk to Your Children About Diabetes

Explaining diabetes and day-to-day management to a child, whether young or grown, can be challenging and even intimidating. As a first step, we recommend finding an age-appropriate book to answer basic questions and open the lines of communication.

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New Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis

“You Have Diabetes.” These three words will change your life. Perhaps you have diabetes in your family, perhaps you suspected it. Perhaps this diagnosis took you by surprise. In any case, hearing these words from your doctor can be overwhelming and intimidating, to say the least. And, like many others, after giving you the diagnoses and a […]

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Basics of a Grocery List

Do you make a grocery list? We do! We are big fans of making a list and checking it twice. We have certain staples that we always keep in our pantry, and then a short list of meat and produce that we rotate week-to-week. Here’s how we start– we list items by meal: breakfast, lunch, […]

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Holiday Meal? Use The Healthy Plate Model

I was reading this winter’s “Diabetic Living” magazine (I have a subscription), when I came across this awesome article and picture! It’s the healthy plate model. When I learned this technique about ten years ago, it changed how we eat at home, at restaurants, and during the holidays. We follow a low carb diet to help […]

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Teal Halloween pumpkins?

Have you seen the teal colored Halloween pumpkins in the stores this fall? Do you know what they are all about? The Teal Pumpkin Project is about raising awareness for food allergies and inclusiveness in Tick-or-Treating at Halloween time. We do have food allergies in our house, but we also think this is a great […]

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Diabetes and Hurricane Preparedness

As we are getting ready for the arrival of Hurricane Florence, we have some tips for you in managing your blood sugar, making sure you have enough supplies, and managing your diet and exercise when there is a severe weather event coming. Stay safe!

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The Rising Cost of Insulin

National diabetes organizations report that the cost of insulin tripled between 2002 and 2013. If that wasn’t bad enough, two of the leading insulin manufacturers increased the list price on their products by about 8% in the last year. We know the high cost of insulin is a problem for many people. Organizations like the Juvenile Diabetes Research […]

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Men, Take Care of Yourselves

June is Men’s Health Month to raise awareness about health care for men. C’mon gentlemen, it’s time to take charge of your health! According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, boys and men in the U.S., on average, die 5.6 years earlier than women and die at higher rates from the top 9 out of […]

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